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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
August 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, August 1 by appointment Tuesday, August 2 by appointment Wednesday, August 3 by appointment Thursday, August 4 by appointment Friday, August 5 by appointment Saturday, August 6 from 9 am-3 pm   August 1-5 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The August 6 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
August 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, August 1 by appointment Tuesday, August 2 by appointment Wednesday, August 3 by appointment Thursday, August 4 by appointment Friday, August 5 by appointment Saturday, August 6 from 9 am-3 pm   August 1-5 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The August 6 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour 11:00 am
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
Go behind the scenes with curator Jennifer Madden for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, Jennifer will share little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas, and will be able to get up close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited and these tours often sell out!    
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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
August 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, August 1 by appointment Tuesday, August 2 by appointment Wednesday, August 3 by appointment Thursday, August 4 by appointment Friday, August 5 by appointment Saturday, August 6 from 9 am-3 pm   August 1-5 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The August 6 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
August 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, August 1 by appointment Tuesday, August 2 by appointment Wednesday, August 3 by appointment Thursday, August 4 by appointment Friday, August 5 by appointment Saturday, August 6 from 9 am-3 pm   August 1-5 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The August 6 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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Family Fun Friday 9:00 am
Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage that features special activities themed around some of your favorite movies showcased in CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Performances, activities, games, and family challenges make this a great start to the weekend. Free with museum admission. August 5: Great Exploration Day Inspired by the film The New World, families will enjoy Native American music, storytelling, and crafts throughout the gardens, led by members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. 11 am Performance: Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers, a lively, participatory group that will share the Native dress, culture, and music of the Wampanoag people.
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
August 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, August 1 by appointment Tuesday, August 2 by appointment Wednesday, August 3 by appointment Thursday, August 4 by appointment Friday, August 5 by appointment Saturday, August 6 from 9 am-3 pm   August 1-5 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The August 6 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
August 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, August 1 by appointment Tuesday, August 2 by appointment Wednesday, August 3 by appointment Thursday, August 4 by appointment Friday, August 5 by appointment Saturday, August 6 from 9 am-3 pm   August 1-5 Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The August 6 Open House is drop-in and does not require an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
The Olympics Come to Heritage 9:00 am
The Olympics Come to Heritage @ Around the gardens
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Olympics Come to Heritage @ Around the gardens
With the Olympics under way, join us for a day full of competitions, hunts, obstacles, and races. Stop by the Heald Center to create your own unique flag and make an Olympic torch. Discover special stations and claim your gold medals. There will be a photo booth and an Olympic knot-tying contest at The Adventure Park at Heritage. When you’ve completed your five activities and filled in your Olympic torch, make your way to the Heritage Parade Field at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm for a parade of flags, and take your spot on top of the Olympic podium! Activities include: Heald Center, 9 am-3 pm – decorate your own country flag to wear and create an Olympic torch which you will use to compete in all five Olympic sports throughout the grounds. Shawme Lake Overlook – Sailing – in our stationed pools, create your own boat using a variety of recycled materials. How well does your boat sink (or float)? How fast does your boat go with wind power? Parade Field – Triathlon – make your way through our triathlon course of sack races, hurdles, and balance beam to claim your prize. American Art & Carousel Gallery – Equestrian –  grab your horse themed scavenger hunt and set off on the grounds, finishing your hunt with a carousel ride. Sundial Garden – Long Jump and Javelin – see how far you can leap across the grass or take a shot at our pool noodle javelin toss. Activities free with Museum admission. Separate fee required for The Adventure Park at Heritage activities (valid for 12 years and up; adult supervision required). We are grateful to our Lead Sponsor for their support
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Family Fun Friday 9:00 am
Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage that features special activities themed around some of your favorite movies showcased in CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Performances, activities, games, and family challenges make this a great start to the weekend. Free with museum admission. August 12: Magic Meets Science Day Inspired by the film The Prestige, families explore the magic of science as they interact at experiment stations. Using the scientific method, families will predict chemical reactions as they watch color- changing experiments happen right before their eyes. 11 am Performance: The Science of Magic by Mr. Fish, a renowned circus performer and magician who will explore the secrets of magic using magnetism, light, air, optical illusions, and much more. We are grateful to our Family Fun Friday Sponsor
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Behind the Scenes Auto Tour 11:00 am
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Gallery
Go behind the scenes with curator Jennifer Madden for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, Jennifer will share little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas, and will be able to get up close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended as space is limited and these tours often sell out! The August 13 Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour has sold out. Tickets are still available for additional tours being held on: Saturday, September 10 Saturday, October 8    
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Family Fun Friday 9:00 am
Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage that features special activities themed around some of your favorite movies showcased in CUT! Costume and the Cinema. Performances, activities, games, and family challenges make this a great start to the weekend. Free with museum admission. August 19: Swashbuckling Day Inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean films, families will dance to calypso music, complete riddles, and try to find the hidden treasure! 11 am Performance: Caribbean Carnival Celebration by Taino, an exuberant performance with reggae percussion, audience sing-a-longs, and plenty of opportunities to get up on your feet and dance to festive island music. Also on August 19, 2-3 pm: The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea: A Puppet Show Crabgrass Puppet Theater presents a swashbuckling adventure full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, pirates, and princesses. With colorful scenery, professional puppetry, and original pirate songs, you won’t want to miss this fun adventure tale. Show only: $10 Members, $12 Non-members We are grateful to our Family Fun Friday Sponsor
The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea: A Puppet Show 2:00 pm
The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea: A Puppet Show @ Heald Center
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Pirate, the Princess, and the Pea: A Puppet Show @ Heald Center
Crabgrass Puppet Theater presents a swashbuckling adventure full of sea monsters, shipwrecks, pirates, and princesses. With colorful scenery, professional puppetry, and original pirate songs, you won’t want to miss this fun adventure tale. Ticket prices: $10 Members $12 Non-members performance only (does not include museum admission) $27 Non-member adult performance and museum admission $18 Non-member youth performance and museum admission
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CUT! Lecture Series: Characters and Costumes 2:00 pm
CUT! Lecture Series: Characters and Costumes @ Heald Center
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CUT! Lecture Series: Characters and Costumes @ Heald Center
Learn how characters are created for the silver screen with Professor Jennifer Varekamp, costume designer and instructor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Varekamp will explain the cultural and social significance of fashion, highlighting the pivotal role costumes play in telling a visual story on the silver screen through the use of in-depth character analysis of famous actor/costume pairs represented in Heritage’s special exhibit CUT! Costume and the Cinema.    
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Distractology 9:00 am
Distractology @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Distractology @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
On August 26 and just in time for new teen drivers heading back to school, Heritage Museums & Gardens will offer a full day of family-themed activities including the Arbella Insurance Foundation’s Distractology program. A special addition to Family Fun Friday, Distractology is a high-tech driving simulator and one of the first in the country to address distracted driving with young, inexperienced drivers. The Arbella Insurance Foundation’s Distractology program leads participants through a variety of distracted driving scenarios, educating them to anticipate hidden hazards, react to the road, and avoid accidents. Introduced in 2010, the 36-foot-long mobile trailer is outfitted with two high-tech driving simulators and is updated with new, true-to-life distracted driving scenarios. Participants try to navigate residential and highway roadways while responding to distractions in the car that can be caused by smartphones, music, and food and drink. To learn more about Distractology, please visit www.distractology.com   We are grateful to our 2016 Lead Sponsor:
Family Fun Friday 9:00 am
Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Family Fun Friday @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Enjoy a family-friendly day at Heritage that features special activities themed around some of your favorite movies showcased in CUT! Costume and the Cinema, plus the return of Arbella Insurance Foundation’s Distractology program. Performances, activities, games, and family challenges make this a great start to the weekend. Free with Museum admission. August 26: Masquerade Day Inspired by The Phantom of the Opera, families will be transported to the streets outside the Opera Populaire as they embark on an opera hunt, create a festive mask, and attend the masquerade ball! 11 am Performance: The Airborne Comedians, an act that began 20 years ago as a snowball juggling contest in a laundromat, and now has escalated to six- and seven-foot-high unicycles and lawn chair juggling.  
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The Adventure Park at Heritage Back-To-School Day 8:00 am
The Adventure Park at Heritage Back-To-School Day @ The Adventure Park at Heritage
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Enjoy the last moments of summer with a climb and special activities at The Adventure Park. For more details and ticket information, visit The Adventure Park’s website.
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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
August/September 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, August 29 by appointment Tuesday, August 30 by appointment Wednesday, August 31 by appointment Thursday, September 1 by appointment Friday, September 2 by appointment   Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.
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The Hundred Acre School Open Houses 9:00 am
The Hundred Acre School Open Houses @ The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
August/September 2016 Open Houses These open houses will provide an opportunity to meet the director, tour the school, discuss the available programs and register for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Hundred Acre School engages preschoolers in active learning and preparation for success in school using Heritage’s collections, facilities, and grounds. Their vision is to teach the whole child, emphasizing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a springboard to multidisciplinary learning. Open houses have been scheduled for the following dates: Monday, August 29 by appointment Tuesday, August 30 by appointment Wednesday, August 31 by appointment Thursday, September 1 by appointment Friday, September 2 by appointment   Open Houses are by appointment only. Please email Preschool Director Melissa Russell or call 508-888-3300 x158 to set up an appointment. The Hundred Acre School is still accepting students for the current year, 2015-2016. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2016. We are now accepting students for next year 2016-2017. Child must be 4 by January 1, 2017. Directions to the school from the entrance of Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich When you arrive at Heritage Museums & Gardens, do not turn into the main parking lot. Continue driving forward and bear to the left onto a town owned dirt road at the fork where the picnic area is located. Do not follow the red/green arrows across the grassy field instead stay on the gravel road. Take your 2nd paved left into the school’s parking lot. You will see a sign for the school at the entrance.Please note – You might feel like you are on the dirt road for awhile… Here’s some landmarks to know you are going the right way! You will drive past the aerial adventure park (on the right) You will drive past the Heritage Maintenance Building (on the right)   Personalized Visit Personalized tours of the school are always available by appointment. Please contact Melissa Russell, Preschool Director to set up a convenient time.